Geoff is responsible for all community, social, external relations and government relation functions in Papua New Guinea for Frieda River Limited. Based in Port Moresby, this role includes: overseeing all community development and social intervention initiatives, lands and compensation activities and agreements functions on-site, environmental permitting and mining license acquisition, liaising with local level and provincial governments, engagement with state agencies, members of parliament and ministers, managing external relations with civil society and an ensuring a sound social license to operate is maintained.
Geoff has 20 years’ experience in the mining industry within the field of stakeholder engagement and community development and has worked at all the major mining projects in Papua New Guinea in mid to senior-level management positions. He has a long cultural background in Papua New Guinea and Melanesia and has developed an extensive network within.
Geoff commenced his employment with PanAust in February 2015 as Community Affairs Manager and was promoted to Country Manager in December 2018.